A unique, hands-on theatre experience where students learn by doing.

Dedicated  study tracks - Acting/Directing, Design/Technical Theatre, History/Criticism, and Music Theatre - allow students to focus on their specific area of interest, with the opportunity to branch out and gain valuable experience across a range of theatrical areas. At SUNY Oswego Theatre, we place our students at the center of the creative experience. With an active student body, a first-rate group of faculty and professional staff, and a world-class technology range, SUNY Oswego offers opportunities to contribute throughout your degree program. As a member of the School of Communication, Media and the Arts (SCMA), SUNY Oswego Theatre also encourages inter-disciplinary collaboration and interaction. Students have the opportunity to perform in one of our many on-campus locations, which includes black box studio spaces and the newly renovated Waterman Theatre, a 426-seat proscenium stage. Programming includes the classical canon, modern American works, musical theatre, and new plays, while each season is highlighted by the unique Blackfriars Student Honors Production, an entirely student-driven mainstage performance mentored by department professionals.


Nicole Caroselli

Senior, Theatre Major (Design/Technical Theatre)

"In every rehearsal, class, and show, there is something new to learn. I have discovered the beauty of putting a show together from pre-production to debriefing and it is amazing how much can be accomplished if everyone puts their knowledge and talent together."


Kiersten Mickle

Senior, Theatre Major (Dramaturgy/Theatre History Track)

“There are so many opportunities to get on-the-job experience in a learning-friendly environment. I love how closely we get to work with our professors and how our contributions directly effect shows in the department.”

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Greg West

Alumnus, Theatre (Design/Tech Track)

“I can go into Waterman Theatre almost whenever and work with the technology to get hands-on experience.”

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Trey Thomas

Alumnus, Theatre (Acting/Directing Track)

“It’s a great environment to be in. It’s creative and exploratory. Professors will find time in their busy schedule to meet with you, and 15 minutes turns into 45 minutes, but you love it because it’s a discussion of passions.”

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Theatre Department

29 Hewitt Union
Ola Kraszpulska, Chair
Sally Van Buren, Secretary


Phone: 315.312.2130
Email: sally.vanburen@oswego.edu

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